Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery.
wool yarn of long staple with fibers that have been combed prior to spinning. Combing produces more parallel fibers than carding.
refers to fabric of combed yarns spun in the worsted spinning system. These tend to be longer finer yarns than those spun in the woolen system. The term worsted usually refers to wool but may refer to any other fibers as well. Worsted fabrics are lighter and smoother than woolens. Tropical, gabardine and serge are examples of worsted fabrics.
combed wool. 560 yds per lb.
lightweight cloth made of long-staple combed wool yarn.
Yarn made of combed wool and spun by the worsted process that gives a harder twist than "woolen," producing worsted fabric with more resiliency, a smoother finish, and a clearer surface than woolen fabric.
A hard-wearing wool fabric with a smooth texture which is useful for upholstery.
A wool fabric with a clean, smooth surface made from tightly twisted yarns.
a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns
a tightly twisted woolen yarn
A yarn that has been made using the worsted spinning system.
A general term given to fabrics and yarns from combed wool. Worsted fabric is made from worsted yarns and is tightly woven with a smooth or hard surface. Gabardine and serge are examples of worsted fabrics.
A process that occurs prior to spinning, whereby wool yarns are firmly twisted from combed fibers that are longer than three inches in length. This process improves the woolâ€™s quality by leaving only the longer pieces of fiber for final spinning. It is used to weave more intricate patterns.
Yarns produced by the worsted system of spinning. Generally contain long fibers arranged in parallel and well-distributed order.
Yarns characterized by smooth surfaces and luster, created by spinning together long fibers using the worsted spinning system.
Before wool is spun into yarn, it is combed, then worsted to improve its quality by leaving only the longer pieces of fiber for final spinning. It is used for more intricate patterns.
Fabric woven from yarn composed of combed wool, in which the fibres are reasonably parallel.
made from long-stapled wool; has a firm finish and does not usually felt (i.e. most tweeds, suit or jacket material)
A yarn created by spinning long fibers using the worsted system. Characterized by both smoothness and luster. Top page Wyzenbeek A test used primarily for seating fabrics that determines whether or not a textile meets or exceeds industry standards for abrasion resistance. The measurement is given in double rubs, which indicate how many abrasions can be applied to the textile before it shows obvious wear. The test can also be applied to vertical surface fabrics.
Tightly woven fabric with a hard smooth surface made from long staple combed wool or wool-blend fibers.
A system of processing that utilizes the longer length wools within a grade.
Worsted yarns are made from long fibers of 3 to 6 inches, which are combed to lie parallel to each other, producing a smooth, clean look. They are usually fine, tightly twisted ply yarns. (empty)
Wool fabric woven from the smooth, tightly-twisted, long-staple yarns prepared on the worsted system. Surface is clear and smooth, with weave pattern obvious to the naked eye.
a smooth wool yarn featuring the longer fibres, worsted yarns have undergone combing. A worsted fabric has a smoother surface than a woollen fabric.
Worsted is the name of a yarn, the cloth made from this yarn, as well as a yarn weight category. The name derives from the village of Worstead in the English county of Norfolk. This village became, along with North Walsham and Aylsham, a centre for the manufacture of yarn and cloth after weavers from Flanders arrived in Norfolk in the 12th century.http://www.worstead.co.uk/history_village.htm Worstead village history.